He saved others, scorners cried

He saved others, scorners cried

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 1 hymnal

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"He saved others," scorners cried,
Beholding Jesus crucified;
"Is this the Son of God with power?
Lo, in His own afflictive hour,
Himself he cannot save."

He was the Son of God with power,
He "came unto that very hour;"
I'll joy in His reproach and shame,
"He savest others;" I'll exclaim,
"Himself He could not save."

His agony and bloody sweat,
His cross and passion paid my debt;
He saved others when he fell,
Yet,--who the mystery can tell?
Himself, He could not save.

Love, love unthroned the Son of God;
Love bruised Him with the Father's rod;
Love gave, and love reclaim'd His breath;
He saved others by His death;
Himself he could not save.

Were Love and Deity at strife?
No,--freely He resign'd His life;
God freely sent Him from above;
Love is of God, for God is love;
Himself He could not Save.

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Have I hope beyond the grave;
'Tis this, Himself he could not save;
Hope full of immortality;
He saved others, saved me;
Himself He could not save.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

Author: James Montgomery

James Montgomery (b. Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1771; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1854), the son of Moravian parents who died on a West Indies mission field while he was in boarding school, Montgomery inherited a strong religious bent, a passion for missions, and an independent mind. He was editor of the Sheffield Iris (1796-1827), a newspaper that sometimes espoused radical causes. Montgomery was imprisoned briefly when he printed a song that celebrated the fall of the Bastille and again when he described a riot in Sheffield that reflected unfavorably on a military commander. He also protested against slavery, the lot of boy chimney sweeps, and lotteries. Associated with Christians of various persuasions, Montgomery supported missio… Go to person page >

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First Line: He saved others, scorners cried
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8.6
Language: English

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